What are the best sockets for gaming?

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    #1Intel Core i5 6600K

    Intel Core i5 6600K
    The Intel Core i5 6600K is a powerful processor that has a 6MB Cache and a Socket LGA 1151.  This small chip lets your computer run faster and be more potent!



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    Grace Barnett
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I love it. Great suggestion to improve my computer. Great reviews, I lvoe amazon and good product."
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    #2MSI B250M Mortar

    MSI B250M Mortar

    MSI B250M Mortar is an affordable gaming motherboard that has gaming LEDs, and Mystic Light sync, supports 7th/6th Gen Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket, DDR4-2400 Memory, and is Virtual Reality ready.

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    Mark Jacobs
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A flashy gaming motherboard with lights and the latest tech like VR. I want a motherboard that can hold a lot of RAM and I won't need to replace for awhile. MSI is pretty reliable too."
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    #3ASUS Dual DDR4 3400 Intel LGA1151 SATA

    ASUS Dual DDR4 3400 Intel LGA1151 SATA

    Manufactured by Intel, this motherboard features a Socket H4 LGA-1151 processor. If you are assembling your own gaming PC this might be a great choice to have in mind. 

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    Madison Cook
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "As an avid gamer I can say this Asus is one of the best sockets for gaming. The price is great and I can game flawlessly on my newly assembled PC with this motherboard. "
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    #4Intel Core i7-7820X Processor

    Intel Core i7-7820X Processor

    The Intel Core i7-7820X Processor Extreme Edition features an LGA 2066 socket, 8 cores, and 16 threads, Intel Turbo boosts max technology 3.0 and Intel Optane memory ready and support for Intel Optane SDD.

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    Frances Perez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This processor works so well for my needs. It is a little pricey but worth it to run the programs I use. It is also Amazon's top choice and has really good reviews."
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    #5Intel Pentium G Series BX80677G4560 Processor

    Intel Pentium G Series BX80677G4560 Processor

    The Intel Pentium Processor G4560 with 3MB of cache, running at 3.50 GHz with FC-LGA14C socket will make your computer run smoother. It's specially recommended for gaming installations, as it delivers stunning 4K HDR visuals and enjoy great VR experience. 

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    Ronald Miller
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I would not recommend the Intel Pentium G for gaming unless you cannot afford something better. Unless you're just going to play Minecraft, in which case you're golden."
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    #6Intel Core i3-7100 7th Gen Core Desktop Processor

    Intel Core i3-7100  7th Gen Core Desktop Processor

    The Intel Core i3-7100 is a 7th generation core desktop processor that features the socket LGA 1151, Intel 200/2001 series chipset and Intel HD graphics 630. 

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    Aaradhya Jindal
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Probably an ASUS Dual DDR4 3400 Intel LGA1151 SATA motherboard would be the best. That motherboard has the LGA1151 socket, which supports that intel core i3 processor. The processor is placed in a socket, which is part of a motherboard. If you have a motherboard with a LGA1151 socket, the intel core i3-7100 processor would be a nice option for it."
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    #7Intel Core-i5 3350P Quad-Core Processor

    Intel Core-i5 3350P Quad-Core Processor

    The Intel Core i5 Processor i5-3350P, with 3.1 Ghz clock speed, 6 MB intel smart cache and LGA 1155 socket, is an excellent choice for making your computer run smoothly and faster.

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    Anna Long
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I think this solution matches perfectly with the problem. I know when I'm ready to game I want everything to be in place and ready. This book will give you all the info you need to make sure of that."

Summary

Best What are the best sockets for gaming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Intel Core i5 6600KElectronics 18 Paid
2MSI B250M MortarElectronics 12 Paid
3ASUS Dual DDR4 3400 Intel LGA1151 SATA Electronics 12 Paid
4Intel Core i7-7820X ProcessorElectronics 11 Paid
5Intel Pentium G Series BX80677G4560 Processor Electronics 6 Paid
6Intel Core i3-7100 7th Gen Core Desktop ProcessorElectronics 4 Paid
7Intel Core-i5 3350P Quad-Core ProcessorElectronics 1 Paid
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